Music: Two Right Hands

"Mr. Edwards places what he calls 'emotional honesty' first in importance," read the high-flown album notes. "He believes that technical accuracy, slavish adherence to original harmonies and melody are secondary. Mrs. Edwards returned from private life to take part in this album, selecting her own repertoire of sophisticated songs, several of which she originally introduced in Trenton, N.J." Thus Columbia Records several weeks ago launched a new pianist-singer team on an album entitled The Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards, currently the liveliest sleeper on the market. In the album's cover picture, two right hands linger over the keyboard, but the unwary...

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